• Closing the Credential Gap: Higher Education’s Accessibility Makeover

    The launch of the 2015 Breakthrough Models Incubator When you gather a group of university leaders from across the country together in one room, you get widely varied perspectives on the challenges unique to each of them and those they share as well. It helps when those leaders represent the...

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  • A Breakthrough Game Design for Student Success

    By: Victoria (Tori) Mondelli 2010 was a good year. Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) was founded as an education reform initiative, and I discovered the value of learning games from my colleagues in the CUNY Games Network.   Fast-forward to the summer of 2014, and I find myself...

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  • Postsecondary Trending Now: Unbundling

    Until the last decade or two, “going to college” was shorthand for sitting in classrooms several times a week, course by course and semester by semester, for two to four years, and endeavoring to understand the material covered well enough to pass the tests. Taking center stage in each...

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  • What Does Faculty Mean in a Breakthrough School?

    The sun shone, and the heavy snows were finally melting last week as NGLC headed to the campus of Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) in Manchester, New Hampshire. SNHU is the creator and institutional home of the groundbreaking breakthrough model known as “College for America.”...

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  • The 2015 Breakthrough Models Incubator Cohort: Diverse & Driven to Change Higher Ed

    We have our own version of March Madness here at EDUCAUSE/NGLC; it’s the time when we select our new cohort for the Breakthrough Models Incubator. Thankfully, our ‘tourney’ has ended and I think the field of higher education should be declared the winner. With this new cohort, we...

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  • Postsecondary Trending Now: Top Ten IT Issues for 2015

    The lists appear predictably each December and January: the top ten news stories of the year, the top ten films of 2014, the top ten predictions for 2015. While these collections appear in media of every stripe, one in particular carries implications for next-gen postsecondary education and its...

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  • The 10 Best Next Gen Learning Blogs in 2014

    What were the best-of-the-best posts on the Next Gen Learning blog this year? I have no doubt that you will be inspired to change the future of education when you read these crowd-pleasers: The Innovators Next Door: Empire State College-SUNY Ventures into Competency-Based Education Holly Morris...

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  • Online Learning & Equality: Rio Salado College Hosts Bill Gates

    “During my visit, I heard inspiring stories of students who are taking advantage of these flexible learning models to pursue degrees that can put them on paths to new careers." - Bill Gates, co-chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Imagine that you never finished college…...

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  • Postsecondary Trending Now: Integrated Planning and Advising Services

    Everyone in an institution of higher education—senior administrators, faculty members, staff in student services and in information technology—is a stakeholder in the success that its students attain by persisting in their courses and, ultimately, completing their credentials. ...

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  • Launching a New Innovation? Don’t Go it Alone.

    By: Judith A. Pirani What are the ideal conditions for introducing and scaling a new initiative at your college? What types of supports are the most beneficial to faculty and educators who are going out on a limb:  whether to iterate a new teaching method, to adopt emerging technology, or a...

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